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September 10, 2020 - Lancaster, PA

Department of Agriculture, Partners Urge Pennsylvanians to Squash Spotted Lanternflies Today for Future Food Security

Following months of hyper-focus on the availability of food, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Dean Richard Roush and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Executive Director for Field Operations Carlos Martinez at Cherry Hill Orchards, where they urged Pennsylvanians to act now against the Spotted Lanternfly for the sake of food security.

"I've said time and time again throughout the COVID-19 crisis that we will not accept hunger as our next pandemic," Redding said. "But we all need to act now to fight a small, but mighty threat to Pennsylvania's leading agriculture industry and ensure a diverse variety of food is available tomorrow.



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18235_AGRIC_SLF_NK_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, center, speaks with Rick Roush, Penn State dean of agriculture, left, and Carlos Martinez, executive director of field operations for the USDA, right, at Cherry Hill Orchard Outlet and Garden Center in Lancaster on Thursday, September 10, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18235_AGRIC_SLF_NK_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>A Spotted Lanternfly is pictured on Thursday, September 10, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18235_AGRIC_SLF_NK_003.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture  Secretary Russell Redding speaks during a press conference urging Pennsylvanians to act now against the Spotted Lanternfly for the sake of food security, at Cherry Hill Orchard Outlet and Garden Center in Lancaster on Thursday, September 10, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18235_AGRIC_SLF_NK_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Rick Roush, Penn State dean of agriculture, speaks during a press conference urging Pennsylvanians to act now against the Spotted Lanternfly for the sake of food security, at Cherry Hill Orchard Outlet and Garden Center in Lancaster on Thursday, September 10, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18235_AGRIC_SLF_NK_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>A Spotted Lanternfly is pictured on Thursday, September 10, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18235_AGRIC_SLF_NK_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture  Secretary Russell Redding speaks during a press conference urging Pennsylvanians to act now against the Spotted Lanternfly for the sake of food security, at Cherry Hill Orchard Outlet and Garden Center in Lancaster on Thursday, September 10, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18235_AGRIC_SLF_NK_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Corey McCleaf, owner of Cherry Hill Orchards, speaks during a press conference urging Pennsylvanians to act now against the Spotted Lanternfly for the sake of food security, at Cherry Hill Orchard Outlet and Garden Center in Lancaster on Thursday, September 10, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18235_AGRIC_SLF_NK_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>A Spotted Lanternfly is pictured on Thursday, September 10, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18235_AGRIC_SLF_NK_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Rick Roush, Penn State dean of agriculture, speaks during a press conference urging Pennsylvanians to act now against the Spotted Lanternfly for the sake of food security, at Cherry Hill Orchard Outlet and Garden Center in Lancaster on Thursday, September 10, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18235_AGRIC_SLF_NK_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture  Secretary Russell Redding speaks during a press conference urging Pennsylvanians to act now against the Spotted Lanternfly for the sake of food security, at Cherry Hill Orchard Outlet and Garden Center in Lancaster on Thursday, September 10, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18235_AGRIC_SLF_NK_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture  Secretary Russell Redding speaks during a press conference urging Pennsylvanians to act now against the Spotted Lanternfly for the sake of food security, at Cherry Hill Orchard Outlet and Garden Center in Lancaster on Thursday, September 10, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18235_AGRIC_SLF_NK_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Carlos Martinez, executive director of field operations for the USDA, during a press conference urging Pennsylvanians to act now against the Spotted Lanternfly for the sake of food security, at Cherry Hill Orchard Outlet and Garden Center in Lancaster on Thursday, September 10, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18235_AGRIC_SLF_NK_013.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Rick Roush, Penn State dean of agriculture, speaks during a press conference urging Pennsylvanians to act now against the Spotted Lanternfly for the sake of food security, at Cherry Hill Orchard Outlet and Garden Center in Lancaster on Thursday, September 10, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18235_AGRIC_SLF_NK_014.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture  Secretary Russell Redding speaks during a press conference urging Pennsylvanians to act now against the Spotted Lanternfly for the sake of food security, at Cherry Hill Orchard Outlet and Garden Center in Lancaster on Thursday, September 10, 2020.